Army Maj. Gen. Clarke Tileston Baldwin Jr., 59, who retired in 1976 as a regional director in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for international security affairs, died of cardiac arrest Dec. 6 at Walter Reed Hospital. He lived in Falls Church.

Gen. Baldwin was born in Newton, Mass., and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1943. He served in Europe during World War II.

In the 1960s, his assignments included tours of duty as Army attache in Laos and assistant commander of the 4th Armored Division in Europe. From 1972 to 1974, he was chief of the Military Advisory Assistance Group in Spain.

He was a graduate of the Army Command and Staff College, the National War College and the Army's Armored School, where he completed the basic and advanced courses.

His medals included four Legions of Merit and the Bronze Star.

After retiring from active duty, Gen. Baldwin was a consultant with the General Research Corp.

Survivors include his wife, Bettie Rodes Baldwin of Falls Church; a son, Clarke T. III, of Washington; three daughters, Elizabeth Endy of Montclair, Pa., Charlotte Brady of Washington, and Victoria McNally of San Francisco; a sister, Elizabeth Baldwin of Warrenton, Va., and one grandchild.